The Best Practices for Cleaning Toilets


Cleaning toilets isn’t the most difficult thing in the world, but following the right steps allows you to get the most out of the process.

Cleaning toilets sure isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some useful tips out there that can help you really feel confident about how clean it is. It’s one of those household tasks that’s easy to avoid wanting to do but having clean toilets can go a long way in having a refreshing bathroom experience. Fear not, however, as we’ve drummed up some of our best tips for making sure a toilet is crystal clean. Read on to find out just how easy it is to maintain clean toilets.

Prep Your Space

First, you want to get the entire space cleared out. Remove toilet paper, bathroom sprays, plungers, whatever you’re keeping on top of your toilet that can make it difficult to clean. Let’s be honest, we all store stuff up there, so make sure you take out all those clunky items so you can clean your toilet without worrying about getting your possessions wet.

Use a Toilet Cleaner

Put the lid down and flush your toilet. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to get to cleaning—first, by adding your choice of toilet bowl cleaner. Try to get as close to the rim of your toilet as possible when doing this. Just about every cleaner out there requires you to let it set for a few minutes, so you may as well take that time to do something else.

Wipe Down the Exterior

While waiting for your cleaner to do its work, take some time to wipe down the outside. Begin at the top of the tank and work your way down to the base. Use your cleaning spray and wipe it down, including everything from the lid to the handle. Make sure you pay special attention to the base, which is an easy place to overlook.

Clean the Seat

The seat should require some special attention. Spray it down completely and wipe everything until you get that nice, new toilet sparkle. You also want to make sure you close the toilet so you can get the areas behind the seat and the hinges as well, which are areas that accumulate a lot of gunk.

Scrub the Inside

By the time you’re done with the rest of the steps, it’s time to scrub the bowl. Use your toilet brush to work from top to bottom. Begin underneath the rim and move down to the hole at the bottom of the bowl. After you’re done scrubbing, close the lid and flush.

Take Care of the Tank

You may not even know that cleaning the tank is an important part of bathroom maintenance but it is! Scrub this down while you already have all the supplies on hand.

Call Mahon Plumbing Today

If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have the experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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